Find the best quotes by Philip Zimbardo.
After doing psychology for half a century, my passion for all of it is greater than ever.
Being hurt personally triggered a curiosity about how such beliefs are formed.
One can’t live mindfully without being enmeshed in psychological processes that are around us.
There are times when external circumstances can overwhelm us, and we do things we never thought. If you’re not aware that this can happen, you…
The level of shyness has gone up dramatically in the last decade. I think shyness is an index of social pathology rather than a pathology…
Careers in virtually all academic disciplines are fostered by being a superstar who knows more about one subject than anyone else in the world.
Time perspective is one of the most powerful influences on all of human behavior. We’re trying to show how people become biased to being exclusively…
Bullies are often people who are shy and can’t make friends easily, so, as the theme of the movie ‘A Bronx Tale’ tells us, it…
I started studying shyness in adults in 1972. Shyness operates at so many different levels. Out of that research came the Stanford shyness clinic in…
Ideas for my first experiments in human aggression came from discussions we had in a research seminar about William Golding’s ‘Lord of the Flies.’
There are no limits to what I would do to make my classes exciting, interesting, unpredictable.
Academic success depends on research and publications.
The Stanford prison experiment came out of class exercises in which I encouraged students to understand the dynamics of prison life.
At North Hollywood High School, I was shunned by everyone. I would sit down in the cafeteria, and students would get up from the table…
When someone is anonymous, it opens the door to all kinds of antisocial behavior, as seen by the Ku Klux Klan.
I was discriminated against because I was Jewish, Italian, black and Puerto Rican. But maybe the worst prejudice I experienced was against the poor. I…
Prejudice and discrimination have always been a big part of my life. When I was 6, I got beat up and called dirty Jew boy…
Most of the evil of the world comes about not out of evil motives, but somebody saying ‘get with the program, be a team player;’…
Boys are 30 percent more likely than girls to drop out of school. In Canada, five boys drop out for every three girls. Girls outperform…
What happens when good people are put into an evil place? Do they triumph or does the situation dominate their past history and morality?
Explore More Topics →